The end of a marriage may carry with it many consequences. Emotions are often on edge and it is usually a difficult time for everyone involved. In Wisconsin, the social implications and the financial impact of a divorce can have far-reaching effects as well. Property division and spousal support may be among the major matters of concern in a divorce proceeding, but for couples with children, seeking a divorce can bring the additional legal complications posed by child custody and child support issues.
Generally speaking, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the parent who has physical custody of the child and the amount is determined by what is in the best interests of the child. The support must generally be sufficient to take care of the child's medical needs and every day expenses.